We were slow about doing it, but eventually… Smooks v1.3 (final) has hit the shelves!!
Thanks to everyone that contributed to this release. As well as 65+ bug fixes, we’ve added a number of new features and improvements:
- Greatly improved XPath support in selectors. This allows you to write more complex selectors with XPath syntax. See here. See JIRA.
- Support for Fixed Length Field (FLF) messages. See JIRA.
- Java Binding Improvements:
- Ability to bind raw data values into the bean context. See JIRA.
- Support for factory methods for bean creation. See JIRA.
- Make bind data available to Expression Base Bindings. See JIRA.
- String manipulation functions for tweaking CSV and FLF fields before forwarding to Smooks components. See JIRA.
- Support premature Filter termination. See JIRA.
- Simple fragment splitter. See JIRA.
- CSV Header Validation. See JIRA.
See here for a full list of Fixes and Features
Smooks v1.2 has just been released (download). This release adds a number of very interesting features and enhancements to Smooks, most notably:
- EDIFACT Java Compiler (EJC): EJC greatly simplifies the process of binding EDI data to a Java object graph. EJC is similar to JAXBs XJC, accept for EDI messages. This is just the first of a number of developer optimization features we are in the process of adding in the area of EDI message processing.
- Entity Persistence Framework Support: Reuse your Entity Persistence resources (like Hibernate, iBATIS or any JPA compatible resource) to persist or enrich messages of any format (EDI, XML etc). Access a database and use it’s query language, or CRUD methods, for reading and writing to the database.
- Validation: Perform Rule based message fragment validation on messages of any format (EDI, XML etc). Supports Data Field level validation using regular expressions, or Business Rule compliance validation using MVEL expressions.
- Simplified CSV Processing: Bind CSV records to Java objects in seconds using a much simplified XML configuration, or using a very simple programmatic API.
- Improved Programmatic APIs: Prior to Smooks v1.2, programmatic configuration was not one of Smooks’ strengths. In Smooks v1.2 we’ve made significant improvements in this area. Most Smooks features can now be utilised through Java, without writing a line of XML.
As well as these new features, Smooks v1.2 includes numerous bug fixes. Please download Smooks v1.2 and let us know what you think. We hope you find it useful!!